Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire July 29, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Murder attempts against three journalists, a fourth beaten unconscious January 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistan RSF_en April 21, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists PakistanAsia – Pacific News News Reporters Without Borders condemns an escalation in violence against journalists in the past few weeks including three murder attempts (two in Bajaur, in the Tribal Areas, and one in Hyderabad) and a severe beating in Hyderabad.“Aside from the duty of the security forces to protect journalists, it is vital that armed groups, especially the Taliban insurgents, put an immediate stop to their threats and attacks on the media. The influence of Pakistan’s TV stations is such that their provincial correspondents have become favourite targets. TV station owners must quickly find ways to give their employees better protection.”The home of Din New TV reporter Imran Khan in Bajaur was the target of a Taliban grenade attack on 7 July that injured eight members of his family including his mother. Khan himself is living in a secret location for security reasons. It was the second attack against him. He and his sister were hospitalised a few days earlier following a kidnap attempt. Khan’s father, Muhammad Ibrahim, who was also a journalist, was fatally shot on 22 May 2008 as he was returning from interviewing a local Taliban chief.Aged 24, Khan told Reporters Without Borders: “The Taliban have repeatedly threatened me, telling me I will be eliminated. This attack was not a surprise and I am steadily losing hope that I will survive this threat. I can envisage moving to Afghanistan because I have no way of protecting myself and my family here.”Sarfraz Wistro, the chief reporter of the Daily Ibrat newspaper, was attacked and beaten unconscious by five men at about 2 a.m. on 22 July near his home Hyderabad, in the southeastern province of Sindh. Although they took his mobile phone and 12,000 rupees (140 dollars) in cash, Wistro is convinced the attack was linked to his work as a journalist.Three days later, gunmen opened fire on a Geo News vehicle at Hyderabad, hitting reporter Anwar Kamal in the left arm. “The five gunmen fired on our vehicle from both sides of the street,” Kamal told Reporters Without Borders. “No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but it could have come from people who don’t like our reports. We are seeing a dangerous trend for journalists to be directly targeted.”Relations between privately-owned Geo News and the central government have deteriorated as a result of the station’s coverage of alleged corruption involving President Asif Ali Zardari. Representatives of the Sindh provincial government visited Kamal in hospital and promised to “pursue the assailants.”The home of journalist Zafarullah Banori in Bajaur was the target of a grenade attack on 26 July but Banori, who works for ARY One World TV and Al Jazeera was not there, having recently moved to Peshawar because he felt he was in danger because of his journalistic work.Deewa Radio reporter Irfanullah Jan and print media journalist Anwarullah Khan received threatening letters from the Taliban last month. The letters wanted them to “take care in their work” and added that “there will be strict actions if you do not behave.”Pakistan currently ranks with Mexico as the world’s two most dangerous countries for journalists. Taliban leader Mollah Mohammad Omar is on the 2010 Reporters Without Borders list of Predators of Press Freedom (http://en.rsf.org/predator-mullah-mohammad-omar,37284.html). to go further Receive email alerts Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation News
News UpdatesKerala High Court Removes ‘Tainted Officer Facing Charges’ From Post Of Director Of Mining & Geology Lydia Suzanne Thomas27 March 2021 10:00 PMShare This – xHighest order of integrity also needed for person holding public post, apart from merit and ability, the HC said.The Kerala High Court recently quashed the Government’s appointment of CK Baiju as Director of the Mining and Geology Department, pronouncing judgment in a PIL petition. A Bench of Chief Justice S Manikumar and Justice Shaji P Chaly delivered their judgment, stating, “On consideration of the facts and circumstances, we are of the opinion that sufficient public interest…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court recently quashed the Government’s appointment of CK Baiju as Director of the Mining and Geology Department, pronouncing judgment in a PIL petition. A Bench of Chief Justice S Manikumar and Justice Shaji P Chaly delivered their judgment, stating, “On consideration of the facts and circumstances, we are of the opinion that sufficient public interest is involved in the matter at hand, and that Mr. C.K.Baiju, respondent No.6, was appointed to the post of Director, Mining and Geology Department, even though styled as temporary and giving charge, is overlooking all canons of law and beyond comprehension of the normal procedure followed in the matter of promotion, especially due to the fact that he is a tainted officer facing charges and imposed with penalty, and thus, violated fair play and equal opportunity.” The petitioner, Civic Responsibilities Empowerment Association [CREA], approached the High Court against the State Government’s decision in 2020 giving the officer temporary charge as Director of the Mining Department. Prior to the appointment, he was a Deputy Director of the Department. The petitioner pointed out that despite findings by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau that the officer had prima facie indulged in corrupt practices while holding positions in various district Mining and Geology Departments, and consequent departmental inquiries, as well as a complaint before the Kerala Lokayukta, the Government proceeded to appoint him to the post of Director. A few of the corrupt practices alleged against him are the illegal granting quarrying permits, not monitoring licence conditions, allowing operation of brick kilns and quarrying and so on. The petitioner pointed out that an attempt to promote Baiju to the post of Director in 2015 failed after the matter was taken up in the Kerala Legislative Assembly. Praying that allowing him to continue in the post would send out a wrong message, the petitioners sought a quash on the Order. Justice Shaji P Chaly, authoring the judgment for the Bench noted that sufficient public interest warranting the Court’s interference was involved. The government had been unmindful of the moral principle of appointing a person of integrity and merit to the post of Director, the Court said. “We are also of the opinion that the key post of a Director or Additional Director in the Department of Mining shall always be held by a person not only with ability and merit but with the highest order of integrity too. Instant case is one, where the State Government was unmindful of such a moral principle. Apart from that, the basic requirement of law, as discussed above, is merit and ability, which according to us, shall give way to seniority, however, it is totally lacking in the case at hand”, the Court noted.Stating that the Courts were not to be hesitant in stepping in to correct such patent illegality, the Court underscored, “..the Government functions as a trustee of the citizens and, therefore, duty bound to protect the general interests of the public. Whenever the Government overlooks its duty and obligations, the constitutional courts shall not be hesitant to step in and correct such patent illegality, in larger public interest.” Concluding that it had no hesitation in setting aside the award, the Bench ruled, “In the light of the above discussion and decisions, we quash…order, … issued by the Joint Secretary, Department of Industry (A), and direct the State Government, to take immediate steps to terminate the services of…Mr. C.K.Baiju, from the post of Director, Mining and Geology Department, granted as per Exhibit-P9, forthwith” Advocates PM Joshi, Siji K. Paul appeared for the Society. Member of Society and Second Petitioner Paulose VJ appeared as a party-in-person.Click here to download the judgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Shares in the embattled food group Premier Foods fell by nearly 10% after the company, which produces Mr Kipling cakes, said it had seen falling sales in its so-called ‘Power Brands’.Prices dropped off on Premier Foods from 57.5p to 52p by the close on Wednesday, 18 June.Premier, which had also announced another joint venture to hive off its own-label powered desserts and beverages business, said that a “subdued grocery market” was to blame for an unexpected fall in sales of its Power Brands in its second quarter.Premier scrapped its earlier forecast for a 2-3% annual sales increase for the brands, which also comprise Loyd Grossman, Batchelors, Oxo, Ambrosia custard and Sharwoods.In a statement, the company said: “While Power Brands’ sales for the second quarter are anticipated to be negative and below the company’s expectations, due to subdued grocery markets, profit expectations for the 12 months to 31 December 2014 remain unchanged, reflecting the company’s ongoing focus on managing its costs. As a result the company no longer expects Power Brands’ sales to grow by 2-3% for the year to 31 December 2014, as previously indicated.”Earlier this year Premier also entered into a joint venture for its Hovis brand.
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AS part of the company’s ongoing support for the development of football and sports in general in Guyana, MVP Sports has made a tangible contribution to the Guyana Football Federation (GFF).The contribution is towards the successful staging of this year’s edition of the GFF Super 16 Cup which is set to kick off tomorrow at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary.At the entity’s Giftland Mall location, Manager Ian Ramdeo, in handing over the cheque, said that they were pleased to be partnering with the GFF for a tournament that will feature 16 clubs, top eight Elite League clubs and the top club from eight of the Federation’s Regional Members Associations, battling for supremacy.GFF’s Youth Development Officer, Brian Joseph, in accepting the cheque, thanked MVP Sports on behalf of the Federation for its support and informed that this year’s competition promises lots of excitement as the teams have all been dedicated in ensuring that they are all in tip top shape.Cash and prizes totalling over $4M are up for the taking.
For one late-August weekend each season (since 2017, at least) the MLB lifts its rigid decree of uniformity to allow its players and coaches a wild weekend in which they can wear, in game, their very own custom cleats, gloves and Little League-style jerseys with hand-picked nicknames on the back. It’s just a great time for everyone involved.The Athletics have a rich history for nicknames, due in part to former owner Charles Finley’s — or Charlie O — affinity for them. Catfish Hunter is just …
Book 11: Knife of DreamsThe boy was now a man, still young and full of the arrogance of a young adult who has tasted some early success. There was also pain. Deep, emotional pain. He did not know it then, but this pain was a thing that many people his age experienced. It was an existential rift, threatening to tear his soul apart. The young man swallowed the pain, allowed it to harden him and make him cold, calculating. He believed that allowing the pain to make his heart a stone gave him strength. He did not know how foolish he was.The young man sat in his apartment, reading Knife of Dreams, the 11th book of the Wheel of Time, which had just been released. He was alone, except for his dog, and enjoyed the silence and solitude of his self-mandated exile to University. He had left his friends behind and looked to make a new life for himself.It was hard not to notice the similarities between himself and Rand al’Thor. The Dragon Reborn also faced an existential crisis, allowing himself to become hard to the point of breaking. A darkness was consuming him, to the detriment of the world he was destined to protect. While the young man sympathized with the Dragon Reborn and saw the correlation in their predicaments, he thought himself more like Mat Cauthon. Mat was a gambler and a carouser, a world-class complainer, a scamp, a rogue and a scoundrel. These were traits that the young man could get behind. Mat was also brilliant and crafty and, while he complained about it, would always end up doing the right thing. Even if it was difficult. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App dan rowinski Book 12: The Gathering StormIt had been years since the man had thought of the Wheel of Time. Robert Jordan had died in 2007 and the man wondered if the series would ever be finished. Finally, a new book had been released, completed by Brandon Sanderson, a fantasy writer picked by Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal to finish the series. The man had, more or less, passed his existential crisis. Reading The Gathering Storm, the 12th book of the Wheel of Time, the man hoped that the Dragon Reborn would as well. After all, the fate of the world rested on his shoulders.The man, no longer a boy and past the angst of young adulthood, begun to think of himself like Perrin Aybara, the blacksmith turned wolfbrother, turned reluctant lord of his people, turned force of nature. Perrin, above all else, was responsible. Levelheaded and deep thinking, practical and meticulous, Perrin’s ability to think through all the aspects of a problem gave him power. Once set upon a task, Perrin would see it to the end and do it right. Though the man still embodied aspects of both Rand and Mat (especially Mat), Perrin was a guide through the heart of darkness.By the end of the 12th book, Rand indeed had found his heart again. He learned how to laugh, to accept his fate while marshaling his skill and resources to the task in front of him. It had taken a long time for Rand to come to grips with himself and learn to smile again, to trust people. Just like it had been so many other times in their lives together, the man and the Dragon Reborn had reached the same point in their lives at the same time. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout EpilogueThe man wept. Uncontrollable, body-shaking sobs ran through him. He had been up most of the night before. A Memory of Light, it turned out, was almost all he had hoped it to be. Characters he cared for fought and died, hundreds of pages of endless battle making up for the middle books that had been nothing but dialogue. The Last Battle grew desperate, the characters weary and exhausted from fighting the Shadow in a battle that seemingly would never end. The man, fighting his own exhaustion, fell asleep with the book in his hand.When he woke, he could not simply put the book aside and start his daily work. After more than 20 years, he was not going to wait another hour to see if the Dragon Reborn would kill the Dark One.The last 300 pages of the Wheel of Time were intense and chaotic, hope mixed with despair. The man’s weeping had much to do with the plight of the characters, but also the path of his own life reflected through them. In the end, he felt raw, tired but happy. He knew the Wheel of Time was more than just an epic fantasy series written by a talented author. It was part of him and he was part of it. He closed the book and sighed, wiping tears from his cheeks.There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was an ending. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time. Book 14: A Memory of LightThe Last Battle was coming. The man could not wait. He took upon the massive undertaking in July to read all 14 books (including the prequel New Spring) before the 15th and final book, A Memory Of Light, arrived in January of 2013. It had been a long time since the man had read all the books. The longer the Wheel of Time series ran, the harder it was to re-read all the previous books leading up to the latest one. The man had taken to re-reading only the previous two or three before starting the newest release. It was like coming home. He relished the flight from the Two Rivers, having forgotten how engaging and exotic the first few books had been. He grew weary when the story dragged after the eighth book, when Jordan spent more time letting Aes Sedai argue than advancing the plot. He felt the tingle of anticipation reading the two Sanderson books before A Memory of Light, and respecting Sanderson for his brilliant stewardship of the beloved series. As the man moved through the series, all four million words of it, he recalled the path he had taken to this point and how the characters of the Wheel of Time had been his companions, his Light, through his life. It was a catharsis, the pain and joy, trials and tribulations of his teens and 20s put to bed through his journey, one last time, through the Wheel of Time. The series, like it had been so many times before, were his escape. His Pause. A respite from a life that had become dominated by smartphones and social media, the endless maw of his own writing, chronicling the world of technology in his day-to-day life. And finally, after so many years of waiting, the final chapter had arrived. PrologueWe live in a world dominated by technological immediacy. In so many ways, the interest and ability to get lost in a long story that takes us away from this world is fading from our popular consciousness. Sometimes, we need to take a Pause. Pick up a book you may never have thought of reading before and get lost in a different world. You just might find something that becomes an integral part of how you live your life, away from the distractions of Twitter and Facebook, iPhones and Android.My escape from technology (and all of the other tribulations of life) has come in the form of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time. The 15-book series was 23 years in the making. Each book has been a New York Times bestseller. The final book, A Memory of Light, was released earlier this month and is already an Amazon bestseller. Below is a tribute to the series, told in the style of Jordan, which chronicles my journey through the Wheel of Time and how it has long served to put the real world into perspective. Book 1: The Eye Of The WorldThe Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one age, called the Modern Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose among the islands of the Gulf of Maine. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginning nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.Inland the wind blew. Cold and bitter, it whipped the trees on the coast and frothed the tops of blue-grey waves in to white caps. It blew through the sea walls and around small islands, casting icy tendrils of snow across the landscape lush with green pine trees. The wind followed a road, long with pavement broken by years of patching from the damage of excessive winters, towards a small two-story house that lay slumbering in the predawn light.The wind rattled the windows of the house, causing a boy, midway through his 10th year, to pull his blanket closer around his shoulders. It was Christmas Day, or the Festival of Lights as the boy was beginning to think of it, and he had woken before the rest of his family to raid his stocking, bulging full next to those of his brothers and sisters. He was allowed to open his stocking when he woke up – but not yet the massive pile of wrapped gifts under a well-decorated and brightly lit tree next to the hearth. A pile of candy and small toys lay strewn around the boy. His mother, he was long past the concept of Santa Claus, always liked to stuff the stockings with goodies for the children, along with items that would likely prove useful in the year to come. A paperback book lay among the rubble, small but thick, with a picture of two people on horseback, one a tall man in majestic armor, the other a small woman garbed in white. The boy looked at the book and set it aside, moving on to more exciting discoveries among the stocking.The title of the book read The Eye Of The World, the first book of The Wheel of Time, by an author named Robert Jordan. The boy did not know it at the time, but the book, and the series that followed, would consume his consciousness and inform his life for the next 20-plus years. Tags:#books#Pause#publishing 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Book 8: The Path of DaggersThe boy was growing into a young man. Not quite yet an adult, he sat in his basement bedroom in the new house his parents had just bought. It was late June and the boy was alone and angry. His parents had moved from that Maine house to one in mountain foothills of Virginia, taking him away from the friends he had known all his life, just as summer started. So, he turned to friends he knew would never abandon him, devouring the books that had become some of his most prized possessions. He was reading The Path of Daggers, the eighth book to the Wheel of Time. It had come out the fall of the year before, but the boy had not yet gotten around to reading it. He had a tradition that must be followed. When Jordan released a new Wheel of Time book, the boy would read every book in the series again before starting the new one. With every book nearly 800 to 1,000 pages, the tradition was beginning to take a long time. He followed the path of his friends. Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn. Mat Cauthon, the scoundrel, gambling son of battles. Perrin Aybara, the stolid blacksmith. Egween al’Vere and Nynaeve al’Meara, the stubborn but talented fledgling Aes Sedai. The people of the Two Rivers that fought to save the world and win Tarmon Gai’don, the last battle between the forces of Light and Shadow.The books were the boy’s solace and his escape, especially through this summer, one of the most difficult and disappointing of his life. He had begun to associate himself with various characters’ traits. He thought of the Two Rivers as his former home in Maine, a place he had been forced to leave. He did not know it then, but just like the characters of the Wheel of Time, leaving his Two Rivers would ultimately be the best thing for him. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts
UAAP men’s volleyball: Ateneo blanks La Salle, FEU trumps UST Suns: Booker scored 15 consecutive Phoenix points — four at the end of the first half, 11 to start the second. He has scored at least 30 in a career-best four straight games, the first Suns player to do so since Amar’e Stoudemire from Dec. 20-28, 2004. … C Tyson Chandler (neck) missed his fifth straight game.UP NEXTThunder: At the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night.Suns: At the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) looks up after losing the ball against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 2, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have been real pests against Oklahoma City the last couple of seasons, beating the Thunder three straight times.Russell Westbrook made sure it didn’t happen again.ADVERTISEMENT Westbrook tied it on a driving layup with 1:32 left and made just his second 3 of the night to put the Thunder ahead for good, 119-116. He added two free throws and a breakaway dunk after that in his second-highest scoring game of the season.“We executed well, took good shots and obviously Russell took over,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “He was terrific.”The Suns shot 56 percent and the Thunder 49 percent in an up-and-down first half that ended with Phoenix up 67-60.Booker had 21 points, eight assists and four rebounds in the half. Westbrook countered with 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Jackson had 15 points in 10 minutes off the bench.But the Suns wore down in the second half.“The first half our defense was not there. We gave up entirely too many points,” Donovan said. “We started out OK in the third. The second unit came in and did a really nice job closing out the third and the start of the fourth.”Booker scored Phoenix’s first 11 points of the second half, the last nine on 3s, and the Suns led by 13 early in the third quarter. But then Westbrook led a 14-2 run, capped by his two free throws that cut the Phoenix lead to 92-91 with 3:18 to go in the period. Phoenix led 99-97 entering the fourth.The Thunder opened the final quarter with a 10-2 run to lead 107-101 on Raymond Felton’s 3. Booker’s 14-footer at the shot-clock buzzer tied it at 110 with 4:48 remaining.“I think we probably fatigued a little bit,” Phoenix interim coach Jay Triano said. “I don’t know if our guys are used to playing at that level for that long of a period of time, but that’s what we’ll get to.”TIP-INSThunder: It was Westbrook’s highest-scoring game since he had a season-best 46 points against Washington on Jan. 25. … Oklahoma City won at Phoenix for the first time since Feb. 8, 2016. … Carmelo Anthony was the fourth-youngest player to reach 4,000 career points. 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Only LeBron James and Kevin Durant were younger.Booker said he’s grown to admire Westbrook more and more.“You know he’s going to bring it every night and that’s something our team should look at,” Booker said, “look for his passion for the game, how he cares about it and how he brings it every night, all 82 to 100 games, however many they play. He brings that energy. So I think us as a team know that and we try to go out and match that.”Josh Jackson and T.J. Warren scored 19 apiece for the Suns, who broke their 10-game losing streak at Memphis on Wednesday night. Elfrid Payton had 18 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.Booker’s baseline 12-footer at the shot-clock buzzer put Phoenix up 115-114 with 2:37 to play and Alex Len hit one of two free throws to make it 116-114 with 1:40 to go.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico The reigning MVP had 43 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 56 seconds to play, and the Thunder scored the final 10 points of the game to escape with a 124-116 victory over the Suns on Friday night.“They always play us tough, especially here,” Westbrook said. “We stayed with it and made big plays down the stretch.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPaul George scored 20 points for Oklahoma City. 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APTN National NewsThe Assembly of First Nations is calling for a full investigation into the actions of Winnipeg police and paramedics who came into contact with 15 year-old Tina Fontaine before her murder.AFN Alberta regional Chief Cameron Alexis, a former RCMP officer, said it’s “unfathomable” Fontaine managed to pass through the hands of both police and paramedics shortly before she disappeared.Fontaine’s body was pulled wrapped in plastic from the Red River on Aug. 17. Police say she was murdered.“It is my opinion that policies of the Winnipeg police service may have been breached and we call upon an independent police service or a Serious Incident Response Team to conduct a thorough internal investigation on this very serious matter,” said Alexis, who was an RCMP officer for 23 years. “A thorough investigation must commence immediately and the police officers in question may need to be released from duties.”Despite being named in a missing persons report, Fontaine was briefly detained and released by Winnipeg police officers on Aug. 8 during a spot-check. The driver of the car carrying was also detained and charged with impaired driving.Later that same day, Fontaine was found passed-out by a passerby in an alley. Paramedics treated Fontaine and took her to a city hospital where she remained for about four hours.Fontaine was then released into the care of a child care worker who didn’t know the address of her caretaker. The 15 year-old eventually escaped the custody of a child care worker and vanished.The Winnipeg Police said it was a field trainer and a trainee who came into contact with Fontaine and they have both been put on restricted duties while they undergo an internal investigation.“I am offended and hurt that we have lost another child to a system that is failing our people. This is yet one more compelling reason for a national public commission of inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls,” said [email protected]@APTNNews